Chady, your interpretation of bladx's post is quite
in reply to Re: Re: Newbie madness, experienced ambiguity.
in thread Newbie madness, experienced ambiguity.
... newbies come here often to ask questions and aren't
usually interested in signing up
I think that if that is the case, then we end up playing
our part as the Wizard, while wide-eyed Dorothy newbies come
and simply expect the easy answer on how to get home.
My point is that I don't want to help newbies if they have
no intention on being a part of the community. This may sound
harsh, but what if Ovid or chromatic decided that they
just needed to use this site when they had a quick one-off
question? What if merlyn decided that this was just another
leech of his time? The thing is that everyone involved has to
contribute. I think that is why bladx seems to think those
of us who would rather just give a terse answer to newbies
are being rude. It's because you can't get something for
nothing in a gift culture. Everyone has to give and everyone
gets what they need. One-off newbies are treated as such
because there is such a wealth of information if they'd only
look at the map. And the map is posted at nearly every major
ALL HAIL BRAK!!!